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Old 01-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #15
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Fan-Tastic has a 12 volt portable fan, 14 x 14. I am considering trying to come up with a bracket set up to be able to use it on my escape hatch or countertop. At 4 pounds, seems like the hatch should be able to support it.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:28 AM   #16
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Yeh, I know I can cut a new hole in the roof, but that already-there opening is enticing, considering that as an escape hatch, it's kind of dumb. As in "what sort of condition would actually make that the only way out?" I suppose if a Mighty Wind blew the trailer on its door I would need it.

Or, more likely, a tree limb fell against the door. Seen that happen. Without someone outside to cut/move the limb, a usable escape hatch is welcome. Could always break windows, but then you have repairs to contend with. A usable second exit seems like a desirable feature.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:10 PM   #17
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Or, more likely, a tree limb fell against the door. Seen that happen. A usable second exit seems like a desirable feature.
OK, I am certainly NOT a Statistician.....but I bet money that if you have "seen that happen" you are safe from EVER having to experience that again in your Lifetime.
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:31 PM   #18
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A point of having both a Fantastic Fan and a vent on the roof is you don't need to open the curtains/blinds and a window to get good ventilation. Many people like to sleep in the dark-dark. To be effective for ventilation using an electric fan, you need to have a window open and it's even better if not blocked by curtains or blinds. Open the roof vent, turn the fan on exhaust and you'll get lots of fresh air.
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Or, more likely, a tree limb fell against the door. Seen that happen. Without someone outside to cut/move the limb, a usable escape hatch is welcome. Could always break windows, but then you have repairs to contend with. A usable second exit seems like a desirable feature.
On many Scamps there is also the rear window- both window and screen slide out of the way. It would take a reasonably agile person to get out that way, but so would the escape hatch. I can be pretty agile, given the proper motivationů

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OK, I am certainly NOT a Statistician.....but I bet money that if you have "seen that happen" you are safe from EVER having to experience that again in your Lifetime.
You're exactly as safe as you were before you saw it happen the first time.

Which is safe enough for me!
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I'll be replacing the standard rear window in our '91 Scamp with the slider and filling the escape hatch hole with the vent fan to assist in ventilation.
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